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Chris already wrote some words about Macklemore’s mind-boggling new “Downtown” video. That’s good, because my writeup of it would pretty much just be: “Umm… like… what?” It’s one of the slickest, most over-the-top music videos of the year, and yet its most enduring image is Macklemore grabbing his crotch and then rotating it. It attempt… More »

There were a couple of big high-profile videos this week from artists I like, and they had big ideas, but they didn’t move me much. The video for Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” went for a certain classicist magazine-shoot simplicity, and while Rihanna turned in a hell of a charismatic performance, the video… More »

There was a lot of nudity and violence and crisp, vivid black-and-white in this week’s music videos, but most of the videos that leaned heavily on those tropes didn’t make it onto this week’s countdown. The videos that did the best this week relied on their performers’ charisma, and they burst with joy and movement… More »

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A$AP Rocky – “Everyday” (Feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel, & Mark Ronson) Video

The video for A$AP Rocky's Miguel/Mark Ronson/Rod Stewart collab "Everyday" is billed as A Hip-Hop Hollywood story. It imagines a not-that-outlandish future in which Rocky…
Chris DeVille | August 26, 2015 - 1:39 pm
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Movement – “Ivory” Video (NSFW)

"Ivory" is a delicate, lush, rippling spaced-out quasi-R&B song from the Australian trio Movement, and in its floaty wooziness, it's pretty clearly a sex song.
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2014 - 3:23 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Watching the VMAs on Sunday night, something struck me: The music videos themselves were fairly beside the point, but almost every video that won a…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2013 - 12:35 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For about five minutes near the beginning of the week, I was thinking that I'd limit this week's list to Christmas-themed videos, but then the…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2012 - 4:17 pm
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M83 – “Wait” Video

The directing team of Fleur & Manu have previously made two amazing videos for "Midnight City" and "Reunion," two songs from M83's Hurry Up, We're
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 12:43 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, we skipped this list so that we could run our list of the 25 best videos of the year thus far. So I'll…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2012 - 12:59 pm
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Canyons – “When I See You Again” Video (NSFW)

Here's the sunny clip for Canyons' "When I See You Again," a video that marries colorful found footage with band footage. Keep an eye out…
Corban Goble | May 10, 2012 - 10:17 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The two highest-profile videos of the week were almost certainly Rihanna's "We Found Love" and Coldplay's "Paradise." I didn't put either video on this list.
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2011 - 1:42 pm
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M83 – “Midnight City” Video

The video for M83's skyward synth epic "Midnight City" concerns an X-Men-esque school for kids with glowing eyes and freaky special powers, and what happe…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2011 - 2:11 pm
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The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's best videos include new ones from The Death Set, Deerhoof, Snoop Dogg, Starkey, and Alcoholic Faith Mission. It's another week of totally safe…
jessica | January 14, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Tricky – “Murder Weapon” Video

Tricky stars as a boxer who has to throw a fight in this video for "Murder Weapon." The song was originally by Echo Minott. Here…
jessica | August 16, 2010 - 9:32 am